The 74 Shiv of Jesse Thomas

At the recent Pearl Izumi camp Timothy Carlson had a closer look at the 1974 color scheme inspired Specialized Tri Shiv of Jesse Thomas.

Thomas was not at a race, thus no race wheels on his ride.

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 throughout the bike.

The bike itself was a bit dirty from riding but the drivetrain was very clean.

Yup, road grit and grime on the brakes with nasty conditions outside.

Up close with the headtube junction.

The view from above.

No surprise to see Picky Bars in the FuelCell of the Shiv.

This reminder note makes us think that someone rode unplugged before.

Specialized saddle and cage for Jesse Thomas.

PowerTap even on the training wheels.

Rolf Prima Vigor wheels are trusted for everyday duties.

The proud pilot and his steed.

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